Head in the Clouds: SaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Strategy:

November, 2015

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November 30, 2015  4:02 PM

Ready or not, Microsoft PowerApps is here

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Application development, Development tools, Mobile Application Development

Microsoft today launched Microsoft PowerApps, a major new platform that lets anyone build cross-platform mobile applications. Anyone. And for now, it's free. Love or hate it, this latest salvo in the no-code tool wars certainly provides the validation that...

November 19, 2015  9:23 AM

Smarter than the average app

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Agents, Application development, Predictive Analytics

One of Gartner's predictions for 2016 is that by 2020, smart agents "will facilitate 40 percent of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate." In its annual list of looking ahead, Gartner says that smart agent...


November 13, 2015  4:11 PM

Oracle shows new cloud attitude at OOW 2015

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Looking back at Oracle OpenWorld 2015, all one can see is clouds. “Cloud, cloud, cloud” was the conference summation by 451 Research analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe. The interesting thing about the cloud theme, he added, was that no one, not even Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, was saying “jump on...


November 13, 2015  1:18 PM

Time to rev up Bluetooth in your cloud and mobile apps

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
Bluetooth, Bluetooth-Compatible Applications, Cloud Applications, Mobile applications

We’re seeing an increasing number of cloud and mobile apps turn to Bluetooth for beacon-based location services and other peripheral device connectivity. The number of devices using Bluetooth continues to explode, outstripping the technology’s earlier vision and capabilities. Are you ready to...


November 3, 2015  12:37 PM

Why do you like the cloud?

Joel Shore Joel Shore Profile: Joel Shore
cloud computing, Cloud costs, Rapid Application Development

It's easy to understand why the CFO likes cloud computing. It's almost certainly less expensive than running a traditional IT organization and infrastructure. Perhaps the HR manager likes the cloud, too. It means cutting payroll headcount and issuing fewer ID badges. The facilities manager...


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